||[Jul. 12th, 2005|10:41 am]
The Question Club
So does anyone have any suggestions for a good, relatively cheap computer??
I know a million people have asked about computers before, but I don't remember who, or when, so I have no way of going to people's journals to find out the answers to what I'm going to ask. So bear with me??
I need a new laptop. Seeing as how my first laptop barely made it a semester and a half (over spring break the screen shattered, and when I sent it in to get it replaced, something got fucked up in the mailing and now it only runs on the external battery--is that the even the right phrase??) my parents are very, very reluctant to buy me another $2000 computer.
I don't need anything fancy, just to be able to e-mail, type up my homework, download/listen to music, watch movies, and take it to class/library. Also, it needs wireless access, but I feel like that's a given with any computer nowadays.
I was browsing through the Dell.com website *which still makes no sense* and it seemed like both the Insipiration 6000 and the Inspiration 1200 were pretty good ( and both under $1000, which makes my parents happy) But then a bunch of people started to recommend the 700m, which is barely over $1000, which would probably still be fine.
Also, when i do finally choose a computer, should I splurge and get more hard drive space (or whatever it's called?)
Sorry for the long entry, but any suggestions would be really, really appreciated.